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  1. Show Author Address/Affiliation in the Full View

    I manage an institutional database in legacy RefWorks, where it is vital, that I can see the author affiliation in reference.

    Please make this field visible in New RefWorks as well.

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  3. Export to BibLaTeX format

    RefWorks currently exports to BibTeX, the legacy bibliography system in TeX, but not to BibLaTeX, the modern and powerful bibliographic management in LaTeX&friends. Updating to BibLaTeX data model shouldn't be a big issue for RefWorks as it has the framework for exporting to BibTeX. Other tools like JabRef, Citavi, Zotero... have already native support for BibLaTeX.

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  4. Ability to de-duplicate shared folders

    It would be extremely useful to be able to de-duplicate shared folders, as students in my organization typically use shared folders to individually search for resources for a group project. The ability to de-duplicate the folder after the research portion of the project is over would be immediately helpful.

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  5. Integrate RefWorks with Systematic Review Software

    Simple, one-click exports to the a systematic review sofware like Coividence or DistillerSR

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  6. Include referring URL or permalink

    RefWorks should capture the referring URL or (when coming from an ExL/ProQuest property) the permalink for a record when importing. This would help patrons go back to where they found the item, in case they need more details about it, want to get the item, or want to find other things like it.

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  7. Copy and paste ready-material citation style from other Sources

    Ready-made citations are provided in some databases. However, there is no 'copy and paste' function in Refworks to import them. The articles from four very popular databases cannot be grabbed by 'Save to Refworks' - Britannica School, Questia, Statista and Discovery Education Streaming. But the databases provide citations, it is ashamed that the data cannot be transferred to Refworks easily.

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  8. 'Create a new account' when linking to New RefWorks for the first time from a search tool (Google Scholar, Primo etc)?

    From Google Scholar, Primo etc, when you click on the RefWorks link next to each search record, it takes you to the following page:

    https://refworks.proquest.com/combined-export/?groupcode=RWMiddlesexU&detoken=XBLgJo9sJFPnYg1wJ%5B44

    If you then select to export to the New Refworks, you are taken to the following page:

    https://refworks.proquest.com/login/

    However, this is problematic, as it does not offer the opportunity to 'Create a new Account'.

    We think that users should be directed to the following URL instead: https://refworks.proquest.com/

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  9. Clear last imported folder when a new import is made

    In RefWorks original, when you import a reference set, the Last Imported folder was reset, so only that import is contained in the folder.

    Now, "Last Imported" isn't last imported, it's ALL references imported in the last 30 days!

    At best, it now requires the additional steps of selecting and clearing references from the so-called last imported folder before you import new references; and if you forget, the old references are left in with the new references, making it harder to work on only the new references.

    If you insist on keeping it this way, then rename the folder "Recently…

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  10. Opportunity for creating hyperlinks between in-text ctations and related references in the bibliography

    As lots of reports are read as pfd-files is would be a nice help for the reader to have the possibility to jump from the in-text citation to the appropriate entry in the bibliography. Creating Hyperlinks Between In-text Citations and Related References is an option that has been seen at other reference tools

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  11. Allow multiple independent bibliographies

    Add an option to start a second new bibliography within a single document. This would be ideal for writing chapters where each section needs a separate bibliography.

    This would be very simple to add and would help with keeping formating consistent for other objects in documents like figures.

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  12. Customize sidebar menu width

    Is there a way to expand the width of the sidebar menu to accommodate for longer folder names? That way, we'd be able to quickly read the entire folder name without having to hover over the number of results.

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  13. Import citations into multiple projects at once

    Please add new function to import citations into multiple projects at once.

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  14. ISBN/ISSN, authors can be used to retrieve auto-cite metadata for manual input

    More criteria are recommended for retrieving metadata for auto-cite. ISBN, ISSN and authors are common. This will empower the auto-cite capability and save a lot of time for the researchers.

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  15. Citation style names need context

    Many citation styles have many different versions (author-date, in-text, footnote) and editions (6th, 7th, 8th). The names in the list make it hard to choose which one is best. Clearer names and more information about the style, including last updated date, perhaps in a "hover" style information box, would help users. It would also be nice to be able to search/browse a list of styles instead of only having an autocomplete search box to find citation styles.

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  16. allow sorting of references

    When viewing references, allow sorting options by date, author(s), title, etc.

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  17. Make the DOI field editable

    Being unable to edit the DOI field in RefWorks creates a huge disincentive, especially for APA users. RefWorks needs to update to the latest DOI format (https:) or make the field accept the updated DOI prefix. Users now have to manually edit the DOI in their document. We are getting a lot of complaints from our users.

    Users also have to delete the unnecessary database URL that is imported with every citation.

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  18. Bulk edit for DOI field

    Hello, would it be possible to Bulk edit also the field DOI? Especially records imported from PubMed include [doi] in this field which should not display in a bibliography.
    It would be very helpful if we could Replace [doi] with zero characters in all records at once.

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  19. Customizable Log-in page for New RefWorks

    In Legacy RefWorks, admin can customize log-in page. We want this function taken over to New RefWorks.

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  20. Edit in-line citation output style

    There are some ways to edit the in-line citations (ex: supress author, add suffix), but no way to edit the overall display format like there is for the bibliography format in the output styles. An example of how this is useful is when I want to cite multiple sources but have a semi-colon between references rather than a comma, since I am delineating specific page numbers and am already using a comma for that.

    Additionally, it would be great to see a preview of both the in-line text and the bibliography in RefWorks for a given output style, rather than…

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